On behalf of the Grande Peace Athletic Club executive, I would like to welcome all players, parents, sponsors and fans back for another year of exciting elite stream hockey for the 2019 - 2020 season.
Thank you to our many sponsors from throughout the Peace country, who are so instrumental in the success of our program and a special thank you to our seven major sponsors of our Storm teams: Ernie’s Sports Experts (Major Midget AAA), Boston Pizza (Minor Midget AAA) Access Dental (Midget 15AA), Peaceland Directional Drilling (Midget AA), Golden Arrow (Bantam AAA) ,Dredger Racing (Bantam AA), Higson Dental Group (Bantam AA).
The Grande Peace Athletic Club continues to evolve and grow. This season we are pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Allen to our program as our technical director to help support our coaches and provide clear standards and vision for the future of program as well ensure we are providing a program that aligns with the current ADM.
We also have some instrumental people working hard to help our players, goalie instructor (Mitch Paradis); strength and conditioning coach (Jordan Mctaggart); mental performance consultant (Matt Bain); powerskating instructor (Tanya Chomyc); as well as some special guest such as Fran Gow and Barry Medori who add their expertise and knowledge to players and coaching staff.
The addition of the Steva Sports System to video and break down practices and games which each team received last season has been a great asset.
We are also proud to announce that we have continued our partnership with the Academy program and have added another team into the Academy program this season.
Our Midget AAA Major team along with our U16 Minor Midget teams are both taking part this season, which we believe will be a hockey model that many other organizations will strive towards in the future.
We continue to have an increasing number of graduates able to make Junior A and WHL teams throughout Canada. We are seeing three of our graduates making inroads into the NHL as well, with one being a Stanley Cup Champion.
Thank you to our Head Coaches: Chris Schmidt (Major Midget AAA), Brett Stephenson (Minor Midget AAA), Myles Longphee (15AA Midget), Fraser Berg (Midget AA), Mike Brown (Bantam AAA), Kyle Weegar (Bantam AA), Jace Weegar (Bantam AA) and to their team staff for their many hours of commitment and dedication to the players of the Peace Country.
We look forward to a great year. Good luck to all!